About The River

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Sleep Tight

Have you ever said "Sleep Tight!" to your kids?
Do you know where that saying came from?

In colonial times mattresses were laid over ropes stretched between the sides of the bed frame. When the ropes sagged, they had to be tightened with a wind-up wrench.
So people really meant it when they talked about sleeping tight.

Have a great Saturday!

16 comments:

  1. Aww this is so precious! I do say that sometimes!

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  2. I love this... using each other for pillows, very cute...
    I say "sleep tight" all the time and then I add "Don't let the bed bugs bite. lol...
    Hugs,
    JB

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  3. This is the cutest picture, and I say that saying all the time.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  4. This is the best picture! Years ago while visiting Colonial Williamsburg, I learned where that phrase came from when they showed us the tool to tighten the ropes.
    Wishing you guys a fantastic weekend. xo Mildred

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  5. This is too sweet. Love this picture. My daughter has a boston terrier and they are the sweetest dogs ever.
    Happy Week end.
    Kris

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  6. Yes I have said that before....gorgeous photo! Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

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  7. There is something about a child and a pet sleeping that tugs on our hearts...sleep tight little ones...sleep tight.

    Jen

    I know everyone is worried about spam, but I have to say [in the nicest way possible] that I just can't see those numbers and letters that bloggers use. And I'm so sorry that I am having difficulties commenting on your blog because of them.

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  8. Ha! Carla, that is such a great picture!!! Love it. :-)

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  9. That's the sweetest picture!!! I didn't know that was where sleep tight came from. The last part of that always freaked me out as a kid, though: "Don't let the bed bugs bite!"

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  10. Sweet photo and something fun to learn!
    Have a happy one!
    Lin

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  11. How cute. I did know that about the rope beds, I love history..guess that's why I am n antique dealer. LOL BTW, mailed your package today Janice

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  12. What a precious boy.....loved the photo and sleeping tight.

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High Fives from Wisconsin!

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